World's first test site for Unmanned Surface Vehicles
The Trondheim Fjord is straightforward, with relatively little traffic and the parties involved believe there is limited risk of conflict with other shipping traffic. NTNU and Marintek have large maritime research communities with a long tradition and great plans for theirOcean Space Centre.
Trondheim Harbor included in the project
High technology companies Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime and Maritime Robotics will collaborate with NTNU and Marintek at the test area. Trondheim Harbor is also included in the project. Today the parties signed the agreement with the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
The contract, which makes Trondheimsfjorden a testing grounds for unmanned ships, is being signed. From the left: Naval Officer Olav Akselsen, Arvid Dimmen, NCA, Einar Hjorthol, Trondheim Harbour, Johan Hustad, NTNU and Vegard Evjen Hovstein, Maritime Robotics. (Photo: Aleksander Myklebust)
Illustration: This is how the unmanned marine traffic may look in the future. Photo: KONGSBERG SEATEX AS
NTNU and the industry has over time invested in the development of Smart Ships, and unmanned aircraft. Amos Centre (Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems) at NTNU is a spear tip in unmanned, autonomous aircraft.